Friday, October 29, 2010

The Real Hustle Undercover - Psychic Stones


  1. The sad part is that the 'tests' are never required in real crystal-healing selling pitches. Just plenty of nonsensical claims about chakras, positive energy, and health benefits is enough to convince people to buy overpriced crystals.

    Although the Hustlers invented complete bogus with garden rocks (and claimed you wouldn't find info on it on the web since it's made up) - in reality there are large communities, literature and tons of online information supporting made-up minerals and their claimed powers. One good example is Azeztulite - it is simply Quartz (silicon dioxide) aka the most common mineral species on the surface of the earth! I encourage you to Google azeztulite and see just how crazy it is.

    Even if the healy-feelies sell actual crystals and polished minerals (eg obsidian, quartzes, hematite, ....) the cost is so cheap compared to the selling price that it is still a Hustle.

    For example, I have seen a stilbite on amethyst specimen (from the famous Indian Deccan Plateau Basalts) in a boutique that was priced at $350. In a proper mineral dealer's shop, you would expect the price to be around $100. Through an indian broker who bought it at the mine, you would expect a price of $30-40.

    Another example is polished stones. They are routinely sold for $1-2 a piece. They are bought in bulk, consist of extremely common minerals, and probably cost less than 10 cents a piece.

    Not only that, but some retards think it is a good idea to make elixirs with minerals, many of which are toxic in specific doses. Some books recommend the wearing of very radioactive materials!

  2. Looks like a good little earner. Might give it a go, although after the ear-candling inferno incident the council might be a bit iffy about letting me have a stall.

  3. Is it really a "hustle" when it takes 3 minutes to convince someone, who already believes that rocks have souls, to buy a $20 quartz crystal that will "realign your chakras"? It's much less of a hustle than it is a pathetic cakewalk. If this IS a hustle than so is palmistry and fortune telling and transubstantiation and astrology and creationism and ....., but somehow I doubt the good ol' beeb will be going after those vastly more well-subscribed and harmful targets. Wouldn't want to offend the guvvies.

  4. How gullible some people are! But, did you notice how, at the end, the RH team shyed away from warning/informing people that this kind of stiff is ALL a scam without a shred of evidence to support it!

    Still, if people are that stupid...

  5. Yet more poof that a fool and his moey are easily parted.

    <span>Yet more poof that a fool and his money are easily parted.</span>